Looking at the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse


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Reports indicate that there hasn’t been that much change with the 2010 since its 2009 release. The design is has the same design as the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave.

Traverse is available in three different trim levels, which are the LS, LT and LTZ. Another variation involves the kind of second row seats available, which are bucket seats or a bench at the second row. The Traverse models have a passenger capacity between 7 or 8 passengers.

The model gets its power from the 3.6-liter V6 engine that runs together with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The LT and LS engines produce 281 hp while the LTZ goes up to 288 hp. Its maximum towing capacity is 5,200 lbs.

2010 Chevrolet Traverse Looking at the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

Traverse can either come with the front-wheel or all-wheel drive systems.

Available safety features include traction control, antiskid system, front and curtain-side airbags, and ABS. These are intended to ensure better safety for the vehicle’s passengers as well as the driver’s, with each of them having a particular function.

Traction Control – Traction control helps improves the vehicle’s traction, which is what is necessary for proper turning, acceleration, as well as braking. Without or with poor traction the vehicle will lose its grip and end up skidding. With traction control, your vehicle’s grip is always kept in check.

ABS – this system, although known better in its acronym “ABS”, stands for Antilock Brake System. The purpose of this feature is to detect any of the vehicle’s wheels that might get locked by the brakes. When ABS finds any, it will automatically relieve the wheel in question of any pressure so that it will be able to run again.

Antiskid System – its main purpose is the control any skidding which takes place. What the system detects that the vehicle has gone off course; it will apply brakes to bring it back to its right path.

Air bags – these are classic vehicle safety features that are designed to inflate in order to serve as a cushion for passengers in cases of collision, where the passengers may get thrown about inside the car. The airbags are available on the front and curtain-side.

The Traverse also has DVD entertainment, leather upholstery, rear climate control, remote engine start, navigation system, rear-obstacle detection, and rearview camera.

The difference between the Traverse’s 2-wheel drive and the typical midsize sport-utility vehicle in terms of total scores given by experts is significantly large. The Traverse gets a total score of 75, while the sport-utility vehicle only gets a 55.9. This says a lot about what the experts think of the model. This is the reason why one of the highest rated criteria of the Traverse is its assessed value within its class (rating: 9), along with the cargo room (rating: 10) and the front seat comfort (rating: 9).

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